by Gemma Ashby, Assistant Keeper of History

Trigger warning: This blog post references overt racism, and British and French colonial exploitation of African people.

If you’ve ever taken a walk through Exhibition Park in Newcastle or visited Wylam Brewery for a drink and marvelled at the building in which it’s…

By Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock

The Covid-19 pandemic impacted on everyone’s lives in so many different ways. For museums like the Great North Museum: Hancock, it was challenging to try and maintain and develop relationships with audiences when physical visits were limited or, for many…

In conversation with Keeper of Art, Lizzie Jacklin

Close up of gold frame against a red wall, showing a painting of a woman in a red dress on a rock, looking out to sea

Challenging Convention focuses on the work of four British female artists — Laura Knight Dod Procter, Vanessa Bell and Gwen John — who were all born in the late nineteenth century but worked in the early decades of the twentieth century. …

By Andy Cole, Customer Services Assistant, Discovery Museum

Andy is a Customer Services Assistant at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), based at Discovery Museum. He welcomes visitors and prepares them for their visit, engages people with our local history and helps care for the objects, items and exhibits…

By Jo Anderson, Assistant Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock.

Painting of mummified body being examined by a group of men. Some are wearing red fez hats. A crowd of women are watching the examination.

Irtyru — the mummified woman displayed in the Great North Museum: Hancock — is well known to generations of adults and children from Newcastle upon Tyne and beyond. Irtyru has been in the museum now for a very long…

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